Online one-to-one art tuition is perfect for those students who need support from an experienced art tutor with their creative learning. Online tuition is great, as students can learn in the relaxed comfort of their own home. This is what my clients are saying,
"Claire Harrison has given online lessons to my daughter and it has worked brilliantly! Claire has a natural ability to build a strong relationship with her student that makes them comfortable, gives them confidence to aim high and provides them with the understanding of how to achieve outstanding results.
Claire’s teaching methods are simple to understand and she participates to give interesting and effective demonstrations.
Claire’s enthusiasm and appreciation of the many different styles of art and artistic processes helps her students discover their unique style and where they will excel. Whilst the online arrangement was for lockdown purposes I would choose this method regardless as there is also the benefit of children being in their own home environment and time saved by no one having to travel."
Carol, Hope Valley
Online tuition allows my students to have a clear bird's eye view of my demonstrations because I have specialist high resolution camera, lighting equipment and dedicated internet connection. I can clearly see students create their artworks and help them correct their proportion or add that extra shading to create the perfect drawing, for example. I can demonstrate an extensive range of different drawing and painting techniques in all 2D media.
In 2020 all my online scholarship art students successfully gained scholarships because of my support and suggestions for creating art for their portfolio's. Scholarships study drawing technique so that they are prepared for the observational drawing as part of their exam. I have a success rate of over 95% of my students gaining a scholarship that wish to apply for one.
Every year I support GCSE students gain a higher grade than they are predicted, by supporting them developing an exciting and creative project that engages their sustained study. I encourage their independent study and teach them both practical techniques and art history.
I support all abilities at all stages of their career from complete beginners who are intimidated by group lessons to experienced practising artists who have creative block or who want to learn a new technique.
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Due to Claire's popularity and consistent results, she can fequently have a waiting list.
Example online demonstration pieces.
Tackling Creative Blocks and Building Confidence
I have helped many students overcome their lack of confidence and given students the skills and experience to feel proud and confident with their creativity. This is an issue that can occur for an artist at any age, and I frequently help children who suffer with this and I am experienced in helping them overcoming this in a fun and creative way. I accept students from the age of 8 years.
Supporting GCSE Students
I have supported many GCSE students attain A (Grade 7 and above for the new system) grades over the last 20 years. I help each student develop their sketchbooks to a high standard and enable them to show their creative thinking clearly for the examiners. I have a vast range of technical skill in any medium that is 2D. I demonstrate to students how to reproduce a Master's work, which is a necessary part of the syllabus. My teaching technique also enables the student to implement these techniques into their own work with confidence. I am keen that students pick the topics for each session so that they are fully engaged and inspired by what they are working on.
Have you not drawn or painted since school and want to learn some technical skills and a little confidence before you join a group class? Or perhaps you would like to learn how to work in a different medium? Then one-one art lessons are perfect for you as I have experience in teaching all abilities. Each session is tailored to the individual from length of session, to frequency of art lessons to which art material you would like to learn or the subject matter you wish tackle! I am here to help you draw and paint in all mediums and all subjects from landscape to people.
Most students applying for a scholarship finds it valuable to have the support of a tutor to develop their portfolio. Over the past 20 years I have over 95% success rate with my students gaining scholarships. I teach the students the skills required in a fun way and inspires the scholars to have an enthusiasm for both the practical and theoretical subject. Giving my students an independent drive to create their own artworks which is essential for gaining an art scholarship.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
I am able to provide the tuition for students to gain an Art Skill for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. I tailor the syllabus to the individual students interests from drawing, painting, photography, linocut to developing an art work and final piece. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and I can provide tuition for a range of skills, an expanded list is available below.
A Levels, Degree's and Mentoring
I have been a practising artist for the last 20 years and have been a guest lecturer at many different organisations and have worked with many different students and artists on many different projects. I can therefore support students with their A level and higher education syllabuses. I also mentor many other artists supporting them develop their creativity and their creative businesses, to learn further about this please click here.
" Claire Harrison has been tutoring my daughter, Annabelle, for the last year and half with fortnightly sessions in order to channel her artistic strength in a manner that she could apply for an Art scholarship in January 2016 to three local independent schools. As a result of Claire's enthusiasm, skill, focus , direction and mentoring Annabelle was well placed to apply for this scholarship where she was shortlisted for all three schools and won an Art scholarship to attend one of them.
I would like to thank Claire for all her guidance in this and would be delighted to recommend her to any parent who is similarly in such a position. Under Claire's vigil, Annabelle, now 11, has flourished and is now proud to be and say that she is an Art Scholar . Thank you Claire".
I have over 20 years experience teaching both adults and children. During that time I have helped many students attain high grades in their GCSE and gaining art scholarships to their chosen schools. I have taught an adult class at The Guildford Institute for over 10 years. I have a passive and encouraging teaching style that allows my students to develop their own style of work and creativity. This enables students to both attain the grades that they want and strengthen their confidence so that they can be independent in their creativity.
Acrylic Painting, Jazmine, Year 8
(scholarship gained for Dunnotar, aged 11)
After Escher, Graphite stick and pencil, By Anon Aged 12
Annabelle, Scholarship attained to Lingfield aged 11
Techniques and Skills Available
Please note this list is not exhaustive...
Painting – Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Gouache,
Drawing – Charcoal, Pen/Ink, Pencil, Pastels, Mixed Media etc
Photography – SLR, Digital, Photoshop, Digital Manipulation, Digital Art
Developing an Art work
Painting – expressionist
Painting - blending
Painting - brushmarks
Drawing - cross hatching
Composition, balance and aesthetics
Shading, Depth, Contrast
Painting and Drawing from the Masters (from Renaissance to present day)